|1st XI||Wallasey (H)||14th September 2014||Won||Reports||Echo KO||Results|
|1st XI||Oxton (H)||13th September 2014||Won by 6 wkts||Reports||League Table||Results|
|2nd XI||Macclesfield (A)||13th September 2014||Lost by 4 wkts||Reports||League Table||Results|
|3rd XI||Didsbury 5 (H)||13th September 2014||Won by 7 wkts||Reports||League Table||Results|
|4th XI||Upton 4 (A)||13th September 2014||Draw||Reports||League Table||Results|
Latest Club News
7th November 2014: Awards Evening
Jack and Andy go ale free
Jack Delgado and Andrew Metcalf are doing the difficult challenge of going the whole of October and not having a drop of ale. Please could you support them and donate money to McMillan Cancer Group. Please follow the link below:
Thank you all for your contribution and every little penny helps.
Message from the Chairman
Set your Sky box to record!: On Saturday 20 September at 9:00 am Sky Sports 2 will be showing our national cup winning team
It is difficult to describe quite what an amazing two weeks of cricket we have witnessed at Chester. The achievements of players throughout the club have made this one of the most successful seasons in the clubs history, culminating in achieving our first ever National Cup trophy.
On Sunday 7 September Lee Dixon led his first eleven to a hat trick of Cheshire Cup wins as the first eleven swept aside Macclesfield CC in a one sided final, meaning that Chester have now won the cup on more occasions than any other club. The next day the side headed south to Northampton CC for compete in the National Twenty over club cricket competition. Victory in the semi-final over Great Ayton CC from the North East was hard earned, with outstanding bowling from Jack Williams earning him the man of the match award. In the final captain fantastic Lee Dixon produced a stunning display of hard hitting, scoring 87 off 44 balls to win man of the match and earn his side and the club the national title. Special thanks go out to all supporters who made the journey to be part of such a memorable day.
Roll on to Saturday 14 and the most amazing club day in living memory. The first eleven secured runners up in the league to our great friends and rivals at Hyde CC. Hyde have performed consistently all season and are thoroughly deserving of their title. However, at the same time as the first eleven were dismantling Oxton, Dave Fishers side secured the result they needed to win the third eleven premier title. Dave has formed a fantastic team and has created a superb atmosphere – key components in their success.
But that was not all! News filtered through that fourth eleven guru Phil Evans and his captain Steve Henshaw were celebrating winning the game that would gain us the fourth eleven title. As the bar filled the noise level increased. Club Captain Chris Fleet and Lee Dixon led presentations, celebrating the hard work of club man of the year Phil Thomas, saying goodbye to our wonderful overseas player Josh Henderson and celebrating our fantastic club.
Our trophy winning was not over. On Sunday the first eleven lifted the Liverpool Echo Trophy against old adversaries Wallasey CC. In a one sided affair Lee led the side to retain the trophy (despite the effects of a late night celebrating). A packed ground witnessed Jordan Club score an entertaining and hard hitting hundred as we won at a canter.
The club goes from strength to strength. Please keep coming back to enjoy what we do and get as involved as much as you want to and remember to set your Sky planner!!
Jim Gillson, Chairman
Junior cricket presentation on Friday 26th September
6pm start weather permitting soft ball cricket outside it is light till 7.20.
Presentations start at 6.30. Rolling program of presentations, players do not need to sit through 5 presentations
Managers to award 3 trophies per team, bowling award, batting award, outstanding contribution
Under 9's and 11's will get medals, older players don't, times are hard, they should win them etc
The presentations will finish by 8 pm
I will run a quiz starting at 8 pm which will finish by 10 pm for those who wish to stay. Please inform parents of the quiz and invite others who may wish to come the quiz but not the junior presentation.
National T20 Highlights
The ECB highlights reel has been released on You Tube. Have a look below:
Oz night: Saturday 13th September
Well Saturday night has the potential for a very very good night at the club, with David Fisher and Stephen Henshaw so close to potential championships for the 3rd and 4th team respectively plus celebrations for the 1st Elevens success in 3 trophies so far including the National T20.
The theme is Australia in tribute to our Overseas Josh Henderson who has gone over and beyond for the club this season. There will be fun awards on the evening and the club Captain Chris Fleet will make a tribute to John Thistlewood.
Get down on Saturday to cheer the 3rds on on the back while the 1sts finish their league campaign to already relegated Oxton with the slim chance of claiming the title.
There is a special menu put in place by Phil and the catering team, including meals named after great club Australians.
Don't Miss out.
Echo KO Final: Sunday 14th September
Come and watch the best club T20 side in the country on Sunday. Lee Dixon and his team will be playing in the Liverpool Echo KO final starting at 11am at CBHCC. The format of the game is 2 x T20 and the team with the cumulitive total takes the honours.
Skipper Dixon is looking forward to the clash against Wallasey. He said "Its always exciting to play in a final and especially after having such an amazing week. It would be a fantastic ending to a record breaking season, if we could get over the line. "
The bar will be open from 11am, and there will be a hog roast and BBQ during the afternoon.
National Club T20 Champions 2014
Congratulations to Lee Dixon and the squad on winning the National T20 yesterday at Northants CC. Full report coming this afternoon.
1XI - Macclesfield (H) - Cheshire Cup Final
With 8 days of the season left there is still so much to play for and after a successful match on Saturday at Marple the Cheshire Cup final came to Filkins lane. Macclesfield were the opposition arriving on the back of their previous days promotion. The wicket looked flat and after winning the toss Macc skipper Nick Ross elected to bat. The away team had a good travelling support ready to get behind their team.
Chester opened the bowling with big Josh Henderson and Jordan Clarke, and they set to the task of getting into the top order. Henderson as ever was a real handful managing to get the early wicket of Marsden caught behind by the keeper Rowland. Birchell was going hard for Macclesfield he went hard and found the boundary on several occasions Clark fought back and drew the mistake giving us another early wicket. Henderson got Rob Porter bringing captain Ross and Jack Ward together. Both looked to get the scoreboard moving, Ross looked In excellent touch and Dixon brought Williams into the attack at the Fleet end to try and draw another mistake. Then the turning point of the match, Ross smashed the ball hard towards the gap at extra cover and set off for a run, Warren Goodwin dived full length stoped the ball one hand then threw the stumps down. Direct hit and danger man removed. 4 down. Goodwin was in the game and was bowling well, Ward seemed unimpressed by one of his own supporters behind the side screen after a small break the first ball castled the stumps. Killoran and Williams were now in tandem and the young spinners were bowling aggressively with catchers around the bat. Wickets fell regularly ending up with Macclesfield being bowled out for just 103. Killoran with four wickets and Williams with 1.
After a lovely outside cricket tea, many spectators wondered how the Chester batting line would attack the small total.
Well the answer was positively, Rowlands and Goodwin got the scoreboard moving hitting the ball all around the ground. Rowland was pumped up with his family in strong attendance and his little boy Noah watching on the Wirral man passed 50 off just 32 balls. Chester past the total in just 15overs without the losing a wicket. Rowland 68* and Goodwin 38* batted beautifully on a very good Chester wicket.
Thank you for all the support yet again and to caterers Phil and the team, plus the cornel and the bar team. Great work.
Man of the match at the presentation went to Rowland.
Message from the Skipper
Well never a dull moment at Chester it seems at the moment with massive games going on and plenty to look forward to. I feel excited to lead the club on the crest of this exciting wave and hope that everyone in the club is enjoying be part of it.
Going to start with the 4th team who managed to scrap together enough points last week in defeat to keep their lead at the top of their league. There is a great blend of youth and experience in the side at the moment and Interim Captain Steve Henshaw and his troops deserve to get over the line in 2 weeks time. I am sure Phil Evans will be ready to motivate his troops ahead of this weekends massive game at home to Warrington.
As a observer of the team it is great to see everyone enjoying the environment and myself and the rest of the 1st team wish you well.
The 3rd Team are also in a title fight, and after a disappointing finals day were several players felt they didn't give there best showing it is very important that Dave Fisher gets his team back to winning ways at our old Friends down at Upton. I have seen alot of the 3rds especially early in the season and the development of some of the players is truely superb, I salute the old guard Foxy, Thiss,Scotty who have helped develop some of these exciting players while learning how to win. Fishy has given his all to the job like with the 4ths I plead with the members not to forget these boys in the next few weeks as the first team has many high profile games we must support them and enjoy there success.
My player to watch in the last 2 weeks is Ste Treen, after not getting to contribute at finals day I believe karma will turn around and his commitment and effort will be rewarded. Watch this space.
In the 2nds you could not ask for more co-operation for the rest of the club, Dan and his merry men have become the draw specialists and to be very fair to Toft 2nds they seem like the stand out side in the comp this year. Hopefully two wins in this final few weeks could give them a top 3 finish. Dan has ever given great support to the first team all season through selection and at training.
In a week which has had its ups and downs it's time to re focus for the first team and the surrounding membership. Sky not showing the National finals is frustrating but weather cameras are there or not everyone would remember a national champion.
We have a massive weekend, away at Marple Saturday to try and keep pressure on Hyde and then the Marque event in Cheshire Club cricket the Cheshire cup final versus Macclesfield 1pm start Sunday.
So now we look forward and don't let the next 8 days pass us by.
Lets enjoy every moment and remember this is a great time to be part of Boughton Hall.
Around the town
Sophie Eccleston: CBHCC Ladies: England Ladies
Sophie was first introduced to senior Women’s cricket whilst watching Cheshire play Yorkshire and during the day, sheepishly asking England’s Katherine Brunt for her autograph. Sophie had been representing Cheshire in the county Under 13’s team since she was 9 years old and was eager to play more women’s cricket, so she went to Chester BH to watch the annual Cheshire Women’s League vs. MCC in 2011. At the game a chance conversation took place with Di Totty who invited her down to training. Sophie played her first game for CBH aged 12, a Cup semi-final against Trinity and she went on to play for the remainder of the season including the Cup Final win against Romiley.
2012 saw Sophie play for the League side against the MCC, becoming the youngest person to be selected and in her first full season for CBH she hit 117 runs and took 16 wickets. In 2013, she was selected for the Women’s county side with her best performance coming against Durham where she bowled 10 – 6 – 14 – 4, with 5 maidens being bowled consequently. Sophie played a major role in the treble winning season for CBH Ladies, scoring her first 50 for the club and taking 14 wickets with an average of 2.26.
In 2013 Warren Carr from the ECB invited Sophie to attend the England Women’s Development Programme at Wellington. She impressed the coaches and selectors, who said she was ‘one of the stand out performers of the week’, and was invited back for the EWDP winter training at the ECB performance centre in Loughborough.
This winter is filled with the Emerging Player Programme with Cheshire, visits to the Indoor Centre at Old Trafford and weekend camps at Loughborough. England has advised that for the first time in 2014, the 15’s side will play international matches.
2014 will be her third full season with CBH, playing alongside her more experienced team mates, who have guided, advised and kept her feet on the ground so that she can perform at this level and beyond. Sophie will also be playing for Cheshire at Under 15’s, 17’s and the Women’s teams.
Two night tour to Southampton an overwhelming success
After late cry offs, just 19 intrepid heros, and 1 heroine, set out to represent our great club in the depths of Hampshire. I am pleased to report all returned safely to Cheshire, all be it, slightly worse for wear.
The tour arrived at the Lyndhurst Park Hotel, which rather like most of the tourist, had been in its prime in the 1970s. The club captain (Chris Fleet) spent the first 2 hours in prolonged negotiation with Lady Rossett (Mrs Fleet) pleading with her not to move hotels. He final won her round when he explained old toenail clippings in the "freshly cleaned" were a local delicacy. He struggled to find a suitable excuse for the large amount if body hair that was left in their bathroom, and the fact the yellow vinyl floor around the toilet was Hampshires lucky colour.
The first game on Wednesday evening took place at Hyde CC, which was somewhat different to the Hyde CC in Cheshire, which we are used to playing at. The ground was set in a clearing, in the middle of the new Forrest and the 3 donkeys and 2 ponies had to be removed from the outfield before play could start. It will be sometime before the stench of Donkey manure will be removed from Treeny's wicket keeping kit. The game was closely fought, but in the pouring rain, Hyde were narrow winners. I would like at this point to say what a great job Jeremy Jordan (Chairman of Directors) did at captaining the side, but unfortunately I can't!
After match refreshments took place in the local pub where it was heard the local Landlady telling Jeff Fleet it would take 48 hours to get a taxi to get him from the remote wilderness.
The second morning suffered an early set back, when oz pro Josh came down to breakfast and promptly fell asleep. He described his evening sharing a room with Don, as the worst night of his life. As we all know, Dons snoring is legendary!!!
After a long lunch, our heroes played Lymington and Jeffrey played for the first time in 17 years, after 6 pints of lager. It is such a pity that we could not have videoed Joshes first quick bouncer, which nearly did took out the batsman and wicket keeper Jeffrey in one go!!! Josh, having never played with so many old men on one cricket field, realised the reputation of the club was on him, and proceeded to take 3 wickets, 6 catches and score 35 runs. Path, who last played for Chester in 1985, scored a fine 50, and Charlie Fleet scored 25*, earning himself a cap from the opposition. Once again, the highlight of the game was the opening partnership between Jeff and Seamus, with Seamus falling first.
The tour was undoubtedly a huge success, but that was only because of the superb hospitality of Christian and his family. No stone was left unturned, and they provided us with 2 great games and abundant hospitality. They are lovely people.
Message from your Chairman: Amazing days ahead!
As the 2014 season comes towards its end Boughton Hall finds itself in the middle of some spectacular battles. Over the next 3 weeks our four men's teams, the ladies and our juniors could achieve a record trophy haul.
With the club having such a positive year we invite you to come along and share the success. Please keep referring to the club website at www.chesterboughtonhall.co.uk for full details, including travel plans for Northampton, times of matches and opportunities to get in the middle of what promises to be a fantastic few weeks of cricket.
Look at what we have got coming up:
First XI After Sundays victory over Northern CC (who were fantastic guests to our club) Lee Dixon's first eleven have reached a National final for the very first time. Our side featured 5 players who started their cricketing career in our juniors at under 11 - testimony to the success of our player development. Superb performances from numerous players have contributed to this success and under Lee's leadership our junior players are leaving their names marked in Boughton Halls history, alongside some of us 'more experienced' cricketers!!!
What's next? T20 National Finals day on September 9 live on Sky Sports from the county ground Northampton: The top 4 club sides at T20 cricket go head to head live on Sky. This promises to be an amazing day for the players and the club. We will be taking a bus for spectators - details will be on the website very soon. >
Cheshire Cup semi final away against Oxton on Sunday 31 August. After winning the trophy two years in a row we are aiming to make it a hat trick of cup wins and with the prospect of the Cheshire Cup final at Boughton Hall on Sunday 7 September, expectation is again building.
Liverpool Echo T20 final against Wallasey at Boughton Hall on Sunday 14 September: As current holders we are seeking to retain the trophy at home against old Liverpool Comp rivals Wallasey. Outstanding wins in the quarter and Semi finals over Ormskirk and New Brighton respectively leaves us with a great family day ahead at Filkins Lane. A hog roast and BBQ will be available, with bouncy castle for the youngest members.
Juniors Our under 13 and 18's are in cup finals on Sunday 7 September - venue to be confirmed. The next generation of talent are leaving their mark in cup competitions and our under 15's are still celebrating their league win.
Ladies Once again the ladies team are doing us proud and were runners up last weekend in the Cheshire Cup final against Willaston.
Fourth XI Currently top of the league by some considerable distance, led by team guru Phil Evans. The league trophy could statistically be ours after this coming weekend.
Third XI Currently top of the league and in T20 final on Sunday 31 August: Dave Fishers team will go down to the wire in their fight for league honours.
Second XI Fourth In the league and pushing for top three finish, Dan Riley is doing a great job bringing through players including Shanil 'Shane' Patel. Shane started in the T20 regional final semi-final taking 5 wickets in the clubs win over Stone CC the Staffordshire club champions.
Our club has never been so strong, please be part of these coming weeks; tell family and friends; invite your neighbours; tell any and every one about our shared successes - on and off of the field but most importantly recognise the achievements of our wonderful club.
Jim Gillson Chairman
Matchball Sponsors 2014
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|Date||Front Pitch||Sponsor||Back Pitch||Sponsor|
|19th April||1XI v Neston||Annton Properties||3XI v Macclesfield||Alex, Ben and Will Gillson|
|26th April||2XI v Didsbury||Charlie + Yvonne Fleet||3XI v Warrington||Dave Maddocks|
|3rd May||2XI v Hyde||Your Place Student Letting||4XI v Ashley||Your Place Student Letting|
|10th May||1XI v Grapenhall||We Love Cheshire||3XI v Cheadle H||Eddie Cotterill|
|17th May||2XI v Cheadle||Bobby Evans||3XI v Oxton||Tommy Evans|
|24th May||1XI v Toft||Steve Ogilby||3XI v Urmston||Changing Home|
|31st May||2XI v Alderley E||Jonty Hedgecoe||3XI v Neston||David Fisher|
|7th June||1XI v Nantwich||Gary Dixon||4XI v Upton||Mr Ramage|
|14th June||2XI v Urmston||Alex 'Wiggy' Townend||3XI v Brooklands||Alex, Ben and Will Gillson|
|21st June||1XI v Marple||Charlie + Yvonne Fleet||3XI v Upton||Lee Dixon|
|28th June||2XI v Macclefield||Archie Riley||4XI v Irby||Ally Munro|
|5th July||2XI v Neston||Changing Homes||4XI v Timperley||Charlie + Yvonne Fleet|
|12th July||1XI v Bramhall||Barry Owen||4XI v Warrington||Ed Mitchell|
|19th July||1XI v Hyde||Roger Cash||3XI v Neston||Barry Owen|
|26th July||2XI v Grapenhall||Matilda + Arthur Roberts||4XI v Sale||The Gulzar's|
|2nd Aug||1XI v Bowdon||Changing Homes||4XI v Irby||Ian Linwood|
|9th Aug||2XI v Toft||Matty Griffiths||4XI v Urmston||Keith and Ben Roberts|
|16th Aug||1XI v Alderley E||Barry Owen||4XI v Haslington||Lee Dixon|
|23rd Aug||2XI v Nantwich||Phill Evans||3XI v Oxton||Charlie + Yvonne Fleet|
|30th Aug||1XI v Urmston||Jeff Fleet||4XI v Timperley||Jeff Fleet|
|6th Sept||2XI v Marple||Roger Bellamy||4XI v Warrington||Changing Homes|
|13th Sept||1XI v Oxton||Ian and Mary Clark||3XI v Didsbury||Beth Atkin (8 Today)|
All previous news can be found in the Archive